Mexico names roster for U-20 World Cup

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By Rafael

Sergio Almaguer named 22 players in the Mexico U-20 roster for the 2015 U-20 World Cup on Friday.

Chivas and Pachuca are the sides most represented in the Mexico squad for the tournament, which will take place in New Zealand and will start later this month.

The players that led Mexico to the CONCACAF U-20 championship back in January will try top El Tri’s third place finish from 2011.

Among those featuring in the 22-man squad are Queretaro’s Orbelin Pienda and Hirving Lozano and Erick Gutierrez from Pachuca.

Two players that participate for European sides were also added to the group, with Atletico Madrid’s Diego Gama and FC Porto’s Raul Gudiño earning a place in the team.

Mexico will play against Mali on May 31, Uruguay on June 3, and Serbia on June 6 in the group stage of the tournament.

Speaking to the press, Almaguer said, “The objective is to reach the final four, but we want to be World Cup champions.”

“Teams no longer see Mexico as just another team, they see us as the team to beat.”


Mexico U-20 Squad*

Goalkeepers: Jesse Gonzalez (FC Dallas), Edson Resendez (Monterrey), Antonio Torres (Chivas), and Raul Gudiño (FC Porto)

Defenders: Erick Aguirre (Morelia), Carlos Alberto Arreola (Atlas), Oscar Bernal (Santos Laguna), Rodrigo Gonzalez (Lobos BUAP), Kevin Gutierrez (Queretaro), and Osvaldo Rodriguez (Pachuca)

Midfielders: Sergio Flores (Chivas) , Erick Gutierrez (Pachuca), Victor Guzman (Chivas), Hirving Lozano (Pachuca), Luis Marquez (Chivas), Orbelin Pineda (Queretaro), Jose David Ramirez (Chivas), and Mauro Lainez (Pachuca)

Forwards: Diego Gama (Atletico Madrid), Alejandro Diaz (America), Guillermo Martinez (Pachuca), and Diego Pineda (America)

*Squad will be reduced to only 21 before next week’s FIFA deadline


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